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Old 11-26-2019, 01:33 PM
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Re: Basic 101: Class1 - Drawing Basics

Sorry for the image.

Here is the correct one.

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Welcome to the classroom, Pierluigi
You're off to a good start, well done .
Please move on to class 2
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Re: Basic 101: Class1 - Drawing Basics

Here's my attempt:

Lessons learnt:
had more control with diagonal and vertical lines in underhand grip, similar control for horizontal lines in both grips. overall feel more at ease with writing grip going horizontally.

Struggled with the chair because there was some perspective involved.I started with a big cube for the base and then moved on to the rest to later realized things did not line as the photo (location of the room corner, some of the wooden cross members at the bottom etc). Not sure if there is a better way without using a ruler ?

Shading is also an issues, this picture has so many levels of shading gradations that it was hard to put the well in <1hr time for me. I initially started with 2B pencil, thinking i'll only use 1 pencil, in the end I had to whip out 4H, 2H as well. I also struggle with which method to use for shading. I prefer going horizontally along the longer dimension.

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Well done, rd5rdm
The main purpose of this class is to get some experience in pencil handling. The exact result of for example the chair is of secondary importance. Acquiring pencil handling skills needs time and dedication. But you are on the right track.
Some points to pay attention:
-- don't push on the pencil, work in soft easy strokes
-- there is a strong interaction between the tooth of the paper and the hardness of the pencil: more tooth makes darker values easier but is prone to leave white specks. That can be corrected by combining several layers of different hardness.
Here you can find a detailed explanation by Ken
-- adapt your technique to the type and style of the work: irregular hatching strokes are OK in sketching. But for "finished" work either the strokes are not discernible (in imitation of photographic work) or in a nice pattern, often "logical" in sustaining the form of the object.
Nice job so far, please move on to class 2
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Well done, rd5rdm
The main purpose of this class is to get some experience in pencil handling. The exact result of for example the chair is of secondary importance. Acquiring pencil handling skills needs time and dedication. But you are on the right track.
Some points to pay attention:
-- don't push on the pencil, work in soft easy strokes
-- there is a strong interaction between the tooth of the paper and the hardness of the pencil: more tooth makes darker values easier but is prone to leave white specks. That can be corrected by combining several layers of different hardness.
Here you can find a detailed explanation by Ken
-- adapt your technique to the type and style of the work: irregular hatching strokes are OK in sketching. But for "finished" work either the strokes are not discernible (in imitation of photographic work) or in a nice pattern, often "logical" in sustaining the form of the object.
Nice job so far, please move on to class 2

Thank you very much for your comments, really appreciate it. I will continue to pay attention as I go along.
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